BMW driver tosses gun into Harlem River after head-on crash critically injures motorist

Gun tossed into Harlem River
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — NYPD harbor unit scuba divers recovered a gun thrown off the Harlem bridge by a BMW driver early Sunday after he crashed into another car, leaving that motorist in critical condition, officials said

According to police, at about 6:45 a.m., the 34-year-old driver was driving to Manhattan from the Bronx on the 145th Street Bridge when he swerved out of his lane and getting into a head-on crash into a Nissan Altima traveling the opposite direction.

Person Threw Gun Into Harlem River During Extrication Following Car Crash @CitizenApp

W 145th St & Harlem River Dr Yesterday 6:49:59 AM EDT

The driver in the BMW then tossed the gun off of the bridge into the Harlem River before he was taken to Harlem Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries, authorities said.

The 24-year-old driver of the Nissan had no other passengers in his car and was rushed to Harlem Hospital in critical condition, police said.

Charges against the BMW driver were pending.

A 31-year-old man and 30-year-old woman passengers in the BMW were also taken into police custody as officers continue investigating to determine who the gun belonged to.